Yorkshire Charity Receives Highest Honour in Annual Queens Award for Voluntary Service
We are thrilled to announce that our charity, Physionet UK, has been awarded a Queens Award for Voluntary Service
The Queens Award for Voluntary Service is an annual award given to groups in the voluntary sector of the United Kingdom and is the equivalent to the MBE!
It is the highest award that can be made to a voluntary group so it really is an amazing achievement to have been recognised for all our hard work. The Award is managed by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and the presentation ceremony took place at Ganton Hall, N. Yorks and was presented by the Lord Lieutenant of N. Yorks Mr Barry Dodd CBE.
Nominations for QUAVs were made by Northcliff Rotary Club, Johannesburg, South Africa who have been involved with the import of redundant, scrap wheelchairs for over 20 years. The Club is responsible for the repair and distribution of equipment within South Africa and who have to date, supplied over 40,000 wheelchairs. The Spinal Injuries Association in Fiji also nominated us. The SIA is Fiji’s largest service provider of mobility appliances made possible by collaboration with PhysioNet a relationship extending over 10 years. They were joined in nominations by Hambleton Evangelical Church, Thirsk who have worked in collaboration with PhysioNet in supplying mobility equipment to the Eastern Europe, specifically the Ukraine and Vani Welfare Society. Vani is a province of Sri Lanka devastated by the long civil war leaving countless thousands of people with trauma disability.
It has really made us proud to achieve such a high honour whilst knowing all our hard work is being appreciated around the globe.